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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 19, 2012 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

No need to chime in on how sucky you think the band was those years. Personally I think 89-91 were very strong years for the band. The Built to Last songs pretty much suck imo ( with the exception of Victim )and the midi was over done but still those years produced some damn fine shows. Anyway, I missed the Dead Movie last time ( still a way better era )so I'm excited to see this. Pretty sure I'll bail early as the last half of set II is a pretty standard throwaway but up until then I think it'll be fun.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 19, 2012 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

I'd love to hear from those who went. How was it?

I'm hoping they release the DVD. If the video is as good as the JFK release, then it should be well worth it.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 20, 2012 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review

AMC Theatre west of Dtown shitlumbus. It was great.
Jerry smiles all over the place. Have to agree with dyneq
about the camera work and the huge lack of Phils sounds.
It was hard knowing how Phil was all over the place in a
good way and not being able to hear it. They did turn it
up after a few songs. But of course, it wasnt enough for me.

Much different than the Movie crowd: Half full,
Lots of whooping, shouting, hollering, clapping, singing outloud, a wiff of smoke, a few twirlers on the floor in front of the huge screen.
Quite a young crowd, which I am always pleased to see, as
long as they are there for the purpose. There were no
assholes and very little extracurricular smartphone BS.

It was nice to be allowed to leave and come back in as well.
I left last song first set to finish the rest of the fattie
out in the deadmobile and made it back just in time for set 2.

Drums was funny to me also. I never noticed on the record-
ing, but at one point Mickey is trying to convey something to the techs or soundboard for too long. Billy is just
pounding and pounding away watching Micky until he runs out
of juice. He finally stops and looks at Mickey as if to
say, " Mickey, c'mon man, I like fuckin got no more chops".
The sound stops and the crowd cheers. And they start all
over ~ like the big bang ~ from nothing comes something.

My fav thing was to see Jerrys smiling face as BIG and WIDE
as a two story building. Will never forget that...

Any thoughts about it JOTS? How did you make out?

edit~ change of title

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-04-20 16:37:54

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 20, 2012 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review

dang. I posted a reply but it must not have went through. First went to a local want to be hip alehouse which is fairly decent and in the same parking lot as the theater. Had some spicy chorizo nacho's, a 22oz red ale and two vodka martini's to help set the mood. Showed at the new multi imax plex. Nice stadium seating, I chose to sit in the last row. Place wasnt even half full, dont know why they played it at two seperate theaters although I've caught other movies with about the same attendance. Mostly a younger crowd, no lot rat looking hippy types at all. People danced in front. Sound was good, video quality not that great but neither is downhill from here resolution wise. I would have much prefered seeing the 19th. Had fun, will go again. Left after Eyes because I knoew the last half of the set was a bore although I forgot about China Doll. Probably would have stayed for that

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Poster: dyneq Date: Apr 20, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Went to the show in Westminster, CO (AMC Promenade) with some friends and had a great time. Theater was about half-full. Dancers set up in the very back.

Video was very good for the period, only noticed one glitch. Camera work is excellent, showing the band interacting and smiling at each other although a couple of times the camera would just pan to the floor or away from the stage, so i doubt that this was edited much from the original tapes.

Audio was very good although we had to ask them to turn it up at the beginning. Eventually they did. Was a little disappointed in the lack of very low frequencies, but the mix was excellent.

At times, this show reminded me of why I prefer the single drummer period. Instead of being able to groove, Billy and Mickey would occasionally step all over each other rhythmically and it would sound like a muddled mess to me.

Still there were some magical moments. The highlight for me where the 'music played the band' was the jam near the end of 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter'.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 19, 2012 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Oh im goin.

And i couldnt agree more about the second half of the second set, totally blah...

Really pumped to see the sugar > scarlet and exactly what the interaction with the band was at the transition. Always wondered if it was planned or on the spot or what, its extremely well done and about as smooth as any transition gets.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 20, 2012 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

This transition blew me away!!! Completely seamless, rhythmically perfect transition to Scarlet. I have no idea how it happened, Jerry just seems to start Scarlet out of nowhere and everybody is right there with him. Wished the jam out of Scarlet was longer but the MSWS made me forget about everything. I was a dancing fool by myself in the back rows for this stretch of music :)

A couple of those little glass-size wine bottles that I snuck in didn't hurt me none ;)

The space is really nice and the China Doll was sweet. Musically Dear Mr Fantasy > Hey Jude isn't all that BUT watching the boys have so much fun with it makes it infinitely better. So many smiles during this section.

OH yeah and Mighty Quinn is a fun way to go out even if its not a stand out.

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2012-04-21 04:56:26

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 21, 2012 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

had you never heard that sugar scarlet?

Glad to hear you found it as mind blowing as i always have. For the longest time i couldnt get it seamless between tracks on a CD and it killed me, until i finally found out how to do it and then it was like YES!!! Cool to see it, even though i still havent a cool how it went down. My friend said that maybe the convo jerry and brent were having on stage before the start might have been part of it, but who knows...

That three day run was just totally epic and i personally cant think of any run as good from the 80s as alpine 89.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 19, 2012 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Seriously tempted, but would have caused me trouble with work. I'm glad they shot lots of video in these years, even if they aren't my very favorite years - it's still great just to be able to see them again once in a while!

Downhill From Here and Truckin' Up To Buffalo are both pretty terrific concert videos, and I totally agree with you about Victim. That may be the very only case where I like the studio version better than any live ones I've heard.

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Poster: matchstickstatue Date: Apr 19, 2012 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Victim

I always preferred the Weir/Wasserman takes on Victim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryxmftgV-OI

And, it may be heresy, but I think it's also one tune where Vince could finally shine. He just seemed at home in its weird, creeping structure, and maybe he finally found something he could do with those ghostly patches they always stuck him with. The Cal Expo 1993 version (on Road Trips, or here:
http://archive.org/details/gd1993-05-26.fob.schoeps.evans.GEMS.84031.flac16) is a rare case of Jerry and Vince locking in. At about 5:30, you can hear Jerry actually follow him. The Playin' from this show, of course, is pretty sweet, too.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 19, 2012 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

"That may be the very only case where I like the studio version better than any live ones I've heard."

Unbroken Chain?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Apr 19, 2012 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

ya got me there. Maybe Black Muddy River, too. Great studio vocals on that one ...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 19, 2012 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Sh!t yeah JOTS. Count me in. I have the night before and
the night after on video, so this will fill in the gap.

Looking forward to that Birdsong (I dont mind the midi at
all), and that 2nd set of course. I wasnt biologically
able to catch the Good ol' Grateful Dead, so Im glad they
were around long enough for me to show my love and
deadication when I could.

I hope the crowd isnt as lame as the Movie crowd. If I see one person taking a picture of the screen, or texting
during the movie, I might need some bail money.
Gonna let my freak flag fly tonight. Long live the Dead!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 19, 2012 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

right on! Too bad we cant get a beer and hang out before the show. I still cant believe that Anchorage is showing this on TWO theaters. I'd be surprised if they can fill one.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 19, 2012 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

I'm tempted also, any New Yorkers going? Like you, I'll probably bail after Eyes.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 19, 2012 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

I'm in. Glad they're showing it early.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 19, 2012 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Oh im goin.

And i couldnt agree more about the second half of the second set, totally blah...

Really pumped to see the sugar > scarlet and exactly what the interaction with the band was at the transition. Always wondered if it was planned or on the spot or what, its extremely well done and about as smooth as any transition gets.